MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro close to hitting road

After a few delays the MV Agusta Superveloce range is now close to hitting the roads almost 18 months since it was first unveiled

MV Agusta Superveloce 800 Serie Oro

It’s been almost 18 months since MV Agusta stole the headlines at EICMA with the unveiling of the retro cool Superveloce 800 Serie Oro but it seems finally to be only a matter of weeks before the first examples finally hit the road.

The Superveloce 800 Serie Oro is the first major new bike to come from MV Agusta since it was fully taken over by the Russian Sardarov family and comes right at the start of a bold new plan to expand the range in the coming years to include a move into new markets, including the ADV segment and the development of smaller displacement models in collaboration with Chinese firm Loncin.

However, its first new roadgoing model will be more in-keeping with MV Agusta’s rich heritage with the intricately styled Superveloce 800, which combines 70s design and detail with the underpinnings of the 799cc three-cylinder engine from the F3.

Following on from 2018’s concept unveiling, the Superveloce 800 turned up in more production-ready clothing at the 2019 EICMA show with the intention of hitting the roads by March 2020. However, some delays – most notably the coronavirus – have pushed this back.

Nonetheless, production is now beginning to start again in Varese and that means orders of the Superveloce 800 will soon be honoured for the those that filled the order books within days of them being opened last year.

Interestingly, this could be the very final model to roll off the current 800cc line with CEO Timur Sardarov revealing in an interview with Motociclismo that the firm is developing a new range of 900cc engines.

While this wouldn’t necessarily spell the end of the 800cc models in the MV Agusta line-up, it’s likely new models – such as the planned ADV entry – would be develop around this newer architecture. Together with plans to offer engines as small as 400cc and up production to more than 20,000 motorcycles a year, MV Agusta is now pulling ahead at full steam.